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Why Johnny Weir Is a Figure Skater, Not a Grammy Winner

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We’re just days away from what may by Johnny Weir’s final attempt at scoring an Olympic gold medal, as he approaches the 2010 Winter Games with about seventy-eight chips on his shoulder. All of which he’s displayed on Pop Star On Ice, the delightful docu-series build-up to an event that will either cement Weir as a world-class figure skater, or somewhere farther down the totem poll, closer to novelty athletic personality. In the meantime, there’s this: his karaoke rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” which is not very good, but Weir has made very public his wish to perform, rather than stick to technical skill.